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Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Bas van Bavel


The Low Countries—an area roughly embracing the present‐day Netherlands and Belgium—formed a patchwork of varied economic and social development in the Middle Ages, with some regions displaying a remarkable dynamism. Manors and Market charts the history of these vibrant economies and societies, and contrasts them with alternative paths of development, from the early medieval period to the beginning of the seventeenth century. Providing a concise overview of social and economic changes over more than a thousand years, Bas van Bavel assesses the impact of the social and institutional organizatio ... More

Keywords: low countries, middle ages, economic growth, social change, regions, transitions, manors, markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bas van Bavel, author
Professor of Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages, Utrecht University
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